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1998 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard

  • 97 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 74720-1998-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    A spectacular Pinot Noir that tastes like a Burgundy (Cotes de Nuits) grand cru, the 1998 is the only Marcassin Pinot Noir where the alcohol nearly reached 15%, finishing at 14.9%. From this challenging vintage in Northern California, Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer hit a home run with this dark plum-colored 1998. It offers up notes of raspberry jam, Asian plum sauce, blackberries and smoked game in an incredibly complex, nuanced style. While not unctuous in texture, it is rich, round, savory, complex and deep. Enjoy this gorgeous Pinot Noir over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Beautiful, mature, enticing floral, blackberry and black cherry fruit picks up cedar, kirsch, gingersnap and wild berry flavors that are intense, rich and vibrant, impressively youthful and concentrated, with a silky texture, pretty earthy notes and a long full finish. 225 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Full red-ruby. Aromas of redcurrant, plum, raspberry, mocha and nuts, plus a suggestion of oatmeal. Dense and concentrated, with considerably more primary fruit character and freshness than the other two '98 Marcassin pinots. Finishes very long and ripely tannic.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Held up fine. Preferred 1997. More fruit forward, more alcohol, less oak.
    Author: wschild
One of the most influential mavens of modern California winemaking, Helen Turley creates in Marcassin wines that are among the most sought-after in California. Though the wines are made following a traditionalist Burgundian style, they are unique, complex representations of California Pinot and Chardonnay. Turley's straightforward winemaking philosophy is, "...great vineyards, meticulously farmed, limited yield, long hang time and natural yeast."

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 116 bottles owned
  • 42 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 42 collectors)